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Enjoy Beethoven’s happiest symphonies via live-streaming on July 21

Jul 17. 2020
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By The Nation

Thailand’s Siam Sinfonietta is finally kicking off its “Beethoven Year” by performing Symphonies 2 and 8 under the batons of Somtow Sucharitkul and Mickey Wongsathapornpat.

The long-awaited concert will be live-streamed on OperaSiam’s Facebook page on July 21 at 5pm and again on the website.

Before the Covid-19 outbreak, Siam Sinfonietta and other youth orchestras in Thailand were planning to perform all nine of Beethoven’s symphonies.

Now, since all these plans are in flux, the Bangkok Art and Cultural Centre has stepped in to set the process in motion, by starting off with Symphonies 2 and 8 – both compositions of sheer joy and exuberance that were ironically written during Beethoven’s darkest hours.

Due to social-distancing measures, only 50 special guests are allowed to attend in person. Tickets cost Bt2,000 each, which will be put towards Sinfonietta’s Covid-19 project, education, online programming and the creation of new live stream events.

Contact OperaSiam via Line (@operasiam) or email [email protected] if you want to attend the event in person.

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